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is not surprising. There is always will be played. 10c g i f t s exchanged, which will later be given to the a certain amount of the ivorySalvation Army, and r e f r e s h m e n t s tower existence to be expected served. Members of the faculty atamong students. Even in a time of tending are Albert E. Lampen, war we expect the student to con- Metta J. Ross. Albert Timmer, tinue something of the "noiseless Clarence De Graff, Gerrit \ ander Borg. Edward Wolters. Millie t e r r o r of his way." He is not yet Schup 'ert Henry W r UT. Wynand ready to defend the economic or- Wichers, Walter Van Saun, E. P. der, to insist on recognition of the McLean, Milton Hinga and Jack Wives of the faculty rights of minorities or to build Schouten, Want a d a t e ? — Ask Miss Boyd! With an economy of words. Miss members are also invited. No, we aren't being flippant, just Ross gives expression to inexhausta new international order. One Preceding the p a r t y the girls will giving credit where credit is due. ible volumes of t h o u g h t that chalwould almost expect t h a t while our have their annual formal dinner to As chairman of the committee of lenge the ability and zeal of those statesmen are conferring and while fortunate individuals who come unwhich Dr. and Mrs. Wichers, Mr. our armies are battling toward vicsocial relations. Miss Boyd keeps der her tutelage. Her adventurous and Mrs. E. P. McLean and Miss the wheels of Hope's social life spirit and a p p r o p r i a t e humor set tory, the poor student might well Lichty are invited. moving along at a uniform rate and her apart as a stimulating personbe the forgotten man (woman, to Eleanor Everse has served as intensity. A devoted teacher, Miss age in classroom acquaintance and be more exact). He perhaps doesn't general chairman with Harriet Boyd possesses a sympathetic ap- campus activity. T h a n k s to her realize that he is himself in the Stegeman, program chairman; preciation of students and their efficacious t r e a t m e n t of literature midst of a battle whose outcome Alice Laughlin, r e f r e s h m e n t s chair- idiosyncrasies, and generously at- and history, many of us have been is as meaningful for the post-war man; and Janet Bogart, decoration tends to irradicating any problems. saved from the despair of inadechairman. Her ready humor, of Mayflower — quately appreciating either or both. world as that of the economic and Scotch origin, springs forth in all What might appropriately be expolitical issues. occasions, whether in the capacity pressed as an artistic soul accounts ldeologie8 of a gracious hostess to the Ger- for a discriminating feeling for man club or a benevolent friend words and color and that sensitive Frequently this war is referred counselling youth. Were you to appreciation of fine literature, in to as a war of ideologies. Now an happen in on Miss Boyd some coordination with the aptitude for ideology is a set of ideas before On December 11 and 12, Hope, evening you might find her writing writing fine poetry and prose, comit is a program of action. Ideas students were introduced to Sin- verse for her own enjoyment or bined so harmoniously in Miss clair Thompson, representative of drawing up plans for next Spring's Ross. Inspiration is too prosaic a are the very stock-in-trade of stuthe Student Volunteer Movement. gardening. Miss Boyd, a f t e r study- term to apply to that influence dents. Long before armies are Mr. Thompson, at present a senior ing extensively French, Spanish, which Miss Ross has on student called upon to settle differences, at McCormick Seminary in Chica-1 Greek, Latin and German, found thought and literary endeavor. the seeds of such s t r i f e are germingo, was a short-term teacher in her strongest inclinations toward Both these altruistic colleagues ating in the minds of the students Bangkok Christian College in the latter and since that time has insisted that the other be given who saunter so c a r e f r e e through Thailand (Siam) for four years. I been patiently conducting s t r u g - preeminence in any i n t e n i e w but the college halls; For this reason A f t e r Pearl Harbor he was interned gling students along the winding we present for equal consideration education has become an indispensby the Japanese and placed in a paths of the German language. — Miss Boyd and Miss Ross. able weapon not only on offensive camp in Bangkok with 80 Ameriand defensive w a r f a r e , but also an cans, 250 Britains, and 20 Dutch. indispensable instrument for the This camp was situated extremely O . H e n r y Is Discussed "estffrMshment of the peace and the close to a major bomb target in the prCT^rvation of the democratic way city and as a prisoner Mr. Thomp- By English M a j o r s C l u b ; of li^L Archibald Macleish, in the son experienced several bomb raids. N e w C o u r e s A n n o u n c e d I Already in a festive mood, the Novem£>r ^Atlantic Monthly con- A f t e r seven months in the camp " C h r i s t m a s " was the theme of 1members of the German club gathtends t h a t thdt? are only two great the 80 Americans were taken on a problems for the p»st-war world; J a p a n e s e cruiser to Lourenco Mar- the English Majors club held last ered at the home of Miss Laura How shall men govern? and What ques in Portuguese East Africa. | Wednesday night. Marge Prince, Boyd Thursday, December 14 for a celebration of "Weinachten." Enshall men teach ? i Here the Japanese ship and the | hostess for the group, read a tertainment and r e f r e s h m e n t s highThe answer to the question What Swedish ship Gripsholm exchanged paper on the origin and meaning lighted the evening. shall men teach? is not solely the passengers and the Gripsholm of English Christmas Carols. Fraulein Nellie Mae Ritsema was problem of the curriculum commit- sailed to Rio de Janeiro and on to O. Henry, originator of t h e , in charge of devotions and Fraulein tee and the teacher in the college. New York. The journey home was It is the question which the student two months in length. Mr. Thomp- American short story, was the | Harriet Haine read the serious answers in part by the program of son remembers many interesting author under discussion. Details of paper on Christmas in Germany. electives he pursues and in p a r t by facts about this great experience his life were presented in a paper The games played were in charge the goals he seeks to achieve in and r e g r e t s that he was unable to by Harriet Maatman. Evelyn Shiff-; of Gertrude Maassen while Helga Sawitsky closed the program with ;iny field of study. (Or don't the keep his diary up-to-date. Upon ner read a supplementary paper the leading of g r o u p singing. students set any goal for them- graduation from McCormick Semdiscussing the works of 0. Henry. inary he desires to study Buddhism Refreshments served were tea selves?) This reaching out of the "The Gift of the Magi" the famous at Yale University and hopes to sandwiches, cookies and coffee with mind into s t r a n g e territory may Christmas story by O. Henry was | a special highlight being Christreturn some day to Thailand. not be as dramatic as hunting J a p s read by Elaine Scholten. mas bread. in jungle w a r f a r e , but it is of more A representative for the Student permanent value to society. Today Volunteer Movement since SeptemProfessor DeGraaf gave a r e p o r t ! educators are waking up to the fact ber, 1944, Mr. Thompson is very on the courses the English D e p a r t - ; that it makes all the difference in enthusiastic about his g r e a t work. ment expects to offer next s e m e s - ' H o p e S t u d e n t G u i d e the world what we teach and how The S. V. M. is a student organi- ter. Dr. Dimnent will offer a course we teach it. Either the teacher and zation acting as a missionary arm * G r c k Literature in Translation" Makes Its A p p e a r a n c e student together are educating each of the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. and Rev. Kruithof expects to offer Last Friday the Hope College other for the maintenance of the The Board of Directors is composed the works of Milton. Courses in Student Guide made its appearance. good life or they are educating for of two-thirds students and one- the suivey of English and AmeriBesides listing the names of the its destruction. There is no neutral third full-time workers. The organ- can novels are expected to be offaculty and students the book, this ground. ization is interdenominational and fered by Prof. DeGraaf. year, lists the organizations of the its purpose is to recruit volunteers Education campus and their scheduled time for missionary service. Each year for meeting. Co-editors of the book Especially is democracy dependthe various denominations send in C h a p e l C h i m e s are Harold Des Autels and Gene ent upon the right kind of educato the S. V. M. a list of needed perVan Tamelen. A compilation of tion. Democracy stakes its very Ring A g a i n sonnel in the mission fields. The figures from the guide shows the existence upon the ability of its S. V. M. compiles a complete list Five o'clock Saturday afternoon s t a t e s represented on our campus. citizenry to make wise choices. If of all openings for the current year the campus was pleasantly aston- Michigan leads with a total of 173 we choose a mess of pottage in and recruits volunteers for the ished to hear the Chapel Chimes. with New York coming in second preference to our birthright, there various denominations. The ob- They have become a peculiar p a r t with 55. New J e r s e y follows with is no power other than education jective f o r this year is to visit 700 of Hope's Christmas spirit. 17; Illinois, 14; Wisconsin, 13; to stop us. Education in a decolleges and to recruit 1,000 volunIowa, 6. Montana, Minnesota, West mocracy sets the welfare of the teers both for domestic and forVirginia, Pennsylvania, California, individual above the demands of eign service. Dr. Winburn Thomas Washington and India all have one Oratorical Contests the s t a t e and educates its citizens is the General Secretary of the representative. to be critical even of their own S. V. M. whose offices are in New To Be J a n u a r y Feature government. Only by encouraging York City. During the third week of J a n u criticism can education insure a living, growing democracy. This Mr. S i n c l a i r Thompson led ary two oratorical contests will Sibley, V r e d e v e l d Plan does not mean t h a t vocational and Chapel on Monday and consulted take place on the campus, the RavP & M Scenery M e e t i n g professional training will have no students on Monday and Tuesday. en Contest for men, and the AdeA meeting on scenery was preplace in a democratic s t a t e ; it does He also led the joint Y. M. and laide Contest f o r women. Two cash mean t h a t education which stresses Y. W. meeting at which time he prizes of $30 and $20 are offered pared by Joyce Sibley and Gertie the free exercise of the mind and answered probable questions of in the men's contest; and f o r the Vredeveld for the Pallate and held Monday j u d g m e n t and combines this with missionary-minded students. He women, one cash prize of $25. The Masque meeting, night in the Commons Room. Glenoriginal orations must not exceed civic and social responsibility must gave the qualifications for a misalways be the first concern of a sionary and said that mission work 1800 words in length. The two na Gore read a paper on the hisdemocracy. These two objectives is doing many practical things in a winners will represent Hope in t h e tory of scenery, and Joyce Sibley are rooted in the Greek ethics, "Be spiritual manner for Christ. He S t a t e Contest which is to be held and Gertie Vredeveld read an original poem on the "trials and tribuye intelligent" and the Christian also said that missions enter every March 9, 1945. (ConUnu«d on page 3.) ethic "Be ye kind, one to another." student's life, because it is every Yesterday the debate squad had To the degree to which Hope stu- Christian's responsibility to help its first meeting at which time the dents are true to this ideal, they this world which has gone astray. schedule of their debates was an17, the State Debate Tournament; are insuring the future of the Mr. Thompson spoke of the chal- nounced. On January 25, 1945, and April 14, the Freshman TournChristian liberal-arts college and lenge to the Church of our own there will be.the Western Michigan ament. Practice debates are being the preservation of democracy. Continued on Page 2 Invitation Tournament; February arranged with Calvin College.

For Equal Consideration

Sinclair Thompson Visitor at Hope

Celebr&te Weinachten A t German Club

C. E. Sponsors Carol Sing Hope College Chapel was the scene of two musical events, a Christmas Vesper at 4:00 p. m. and a Christma? Carol Hymn Sing at 9:00 p. m. on Sunday, December 17. Stalling the Vesper program was the Hope Chapel Choir and Glee Club processional, " 0 Come All Ye Faithful," followed by "Pastorale" — Guilmant, with Mrs. W. C. Snow at the organ and Frieda Grote at the piano. "The Holly and the Ivy" — Houghton, and "Glory to God in the Highest" — Pergolisi, were sung by the Chapel Choir. Other numbers were "Silent Night" — Gruber, with Betty Fuller, harpist, and Mrs. Snow, organist; "From Manger Unto Throne" — Tracy, by Timothy Harrison, baritone soloist; "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" — Mendelssohn, in which both Choir and congre-

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Also on the program were "CarilA gay "saison de Noel" was lon" — Brill, and " H e a r King of ushered in by La Cercle Francais Angels" ( C h r i s t m a s Oratorio) — and their guests, the first year French students, at the home of Bach, by the Glee Club; "Silent Mrs. Peter Prins Thursday night, Night" and "Break Forth O BeauDecember 14. teous Heavenly Light" (also Elaine Prins opened the program Christmas Oratorio) — Bach, by a traditionally by reading in French mixed q u a r t e t composed of Frieda the Christmas story from Luke, Grote, Ruth Ann Poppen, Dick a f t e r which a quintet, composed of Vriesman, and Calvin Malefyt; and Rosanna Atkins, Libby Romaine, Elsie Parsons, Ruth Ellison and the piano solo "Prelude and F u g u e Elaine Prins, sang "Cantique de In D Minor" — Bach, Alma VanNoel." der Hill. A short French play, " P a r Telephone" then followed in the Christmas spirit. Those taking p a r t were Ruth Ellison, Jeanne Timmerman, Lois Hospers, Phyllis Voss, Betty Kingsfield and Betty DeVries. Dorothy Atkins and Betty DeVries then s a n g "Voici Noel," a f t e r which the group joined in singing French carols. Mrs. Prins then treated the group to apple cider and charming candlelit cakes. Co-chairmen for the meeting were Betty DeVries and Betty Kingsfield.

Easterners Planning Holiday Congregation

As the closing number of the program "Joy to the World" — Handel, was sung by choir and congregation accompanied by Mrs. Snow, Betty Van Lente, and Alma Vander Hill. The service was sponsored

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the Red Cross. Leader of the Christmas Carol hymn sing was Captain George Campbell, nationally known music director of the Sixth Service Command, Chicago, Illinois. Captain Campbell is well known as a song leader at state, national and international Christian E n d e a v o r conventions. He was f o r m e r l y national chairman of music for the Kiwanis club, and has also done musical work in connection with t h e Y. M. C. A.

The powerful Eastern contingent is planning to get together during Christmas vacation in the "Big City." They plan to meet a t 10:30 and again at 5:30 for late-comers To give an added touch to the at the People's Bus Terminal, 41st program the Holland High School and 42nd Streets. a capella choir, directed by Miss Ex-Hopeite servicemen are ex- Trixie Moore, sang two numbers, pected in if they have anything "Carol of the Shepherd," a sixleft of their leaves a f t e r the New teenth century French song, and Year week-end. The g a n g will the Russian Carol "Good News probably go to a matinee and then from Heaven." descend on some r e s t a u r a n t owner. The sing was sponsored by the Anyone wishing to make plans Holland Christian Endeavor Union, a f t e r a r r i v i n g home, call Millie which plans to use the offering f o r Burkhardt or Bill Brandli. its Chicago Hebrew Mission F\ind. The Union's special project f o r this year is to raise $150 toward t h e support of an itinerant missionary, A n n u a l Faculty Dinner working with the Jewish population H e l d in Voorhees H a l l of a number of cities. P a r t i e s and The Annual Faculty dinner was offerings also contribute to this held last Friday night in Voorhees goal in accordance with the special Hall. A f t e r the dinner, which was emphasis being given to intergiven by the college to the faculty racial relations by the union this members and their wives, they all year. adjourned to the gym where games were played. Mr. Cornelius Vander Meulen was the " s t a r " of the evening, because^he won most of the games. Among the entertainment were q u a r t e t s judged by Mrs. Curtis Snow. Committees for the event were Mrs. Wymand Wichers and Mrs. Albert E. Lampen, invitations and tables; Mrs. Paul E. Hinkamp and Mrs. Clarence De Graaf, games; and Mr. E. Paul McLean, menu. Mrs. Gerrit Van Zyl is president of the Faculty Wives club.

Mrs. W. Curtis Snow a t the organ and Frieda Grote a t the piano accompanied the community singing. Rev. Henry Vermeer, p a s t o r of Central P a r k Reformed Church, gave the invocation.

Your attention is respectfully called to the Editorials. This issue of the ANCHOR has been edited by Ruth Joldersma, one of the Associate Editors. A comparison of this and a subsequent issue edited by Joyce Van Oss will determine the editor of the ANCHOR next year.

At the last meeting of W. A. L. which was held on December 14, Thelma Van Leeuwen w a s chosen as the freshman representative. The post-Christmas plans include a slumber party {n February to which all women on the campus will be invited. The man shortage has inspired W. A. L. to sponsor an all girl party which will be held some time in March.

Music chairman f o r the Union is George Zuidema; Ray Mooi was in charge of ushers. Delbert Vander H a a r is president of the Union.

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Peace, goodwill to men.

How empty the song of the angels seems

to us now. Amid all the horrors of today it seems almost impossible to return to Bethlehem where God's promise was made so long ago, but what a miracle would be accomplished this Christmas season, or any time, if men would turn to the story of the cradle and the Cross. Instead, to strengthen their faith, men are turning to other stories of human sacrifice, devotion to duty, and bravery. There is no story of love great enough to instill goodwill into the hearts of men other than the story which began at Bethlehem.

to sit quietly while hings went on Holland is buried under a foot without me. of snow, and all the out of s t a t e I'm a f r a i d it win De some time kids are saying, "Only — days before I'm back to things musical. u n t i l ' you-know-what. Oh happy P e r h a p s now I'm paying f o r my day!" T h a t Wolverine will be won- optimism of several months ago, derful in spite of those hard seats. and perhaps now I realize better Anyway we have been seeing a what a terrific job remains ahead. little bit of the olive drab on the There is very little t h a t I can tell Jeff Wiereum you, of course — my stories will campus lately. Jeff Wiersum was have to be a p a r t of the multitude home from Camp Fannin, Texas. you'll be pestered with when peace Jeff is on his way to F o r t Meade, comes. I'm back in the S t a t e s at and then to unknown destination. the moment, although I expect to If you w a n t to know his secret shove off shortly and for a long, mission, consult the gossip column long time. It is quite possible, since H a r r y Miners I've received a long-awaited proof the paper. Lt. H a r r y Miners motion, t h a t I'll be given command was " h a r p i n g " about a special mis- of some other ship very shortly, sion here in Holland. We aren't and that will mean that the U. S. di-a-monding to know what it was will be among the missing for me because it sparkles so beautifully for long months to come. Prof, is on Betty Fuller's left hand. An- now a Lt. (j.g.) other Dutchman hit the trail for Jack Barendse Berlin or Tokyo — Adrian Bos '47 In answer to the perpetual quesleft on very short notice for J e f tion of this column — " W h a t are ferson Field, Missouri. Ad's f u t u r e you doing to keep out of mischief?" is a little indefinite as yet, and we S / S g t . Jack Barendse writes, "Well, will hear more of him in later it seems t h a t where I am now, editions. there is no mischief as we're playLt. Donald Van Dyke '43 has ing a game of hide and seek with completed 31 missions over France the grim reaper. I'm the tail gunand Germany as a Navigator. He is ner on a B-17 and have been on now instructing at Rapid City quite a few missions over Germany, Army Air Base. South Dakota. Don France and Holland. I've had a few was visiting the campus last week. hair-raisers but the "stories" will Prof. Cavanaugh have to wait until the day I get There has been mail in the Camp home again." to Campus mail bag. Prof. CavaRoy Davis naugh wrote to Prexy of his recent Hope men go E a s t ; Hope men promotion. "Dear Boss: It's been a long time since I received your go West, but eventually they meet last letter, and a great deal of and another Hope reunion is writwater has gone under the bridge. ten in the books. Ens. Roy Davis You will all be ready to give the writes, "This will no doubt be a "Messiah" about the time t h a t this surprise — but not as big as the reaches you, but I'm not going to one 1 received last night. I went say much more about that, for the over to another ship last night with old nostalgia will only become a group of our men for a movie worse. Last year, at this time, I party. Imagine my great surprise heard it given by a church in New to find that the officer who greeted Orleans, and it was all I could do us was none other than George

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Lumsden!!! We two had a class reunion on the spot. One thing about a movie out here — there's plenty of time while they change the reals to talk. Since we hadn't seen each other since we left school in J u n e of '43 we had a lot to talk about. He is the second Hope man I have run into in two months. The other was Bob Van D r a u g h t , '40. I did not know Bob before, but like all Hopeites we became acquainted readily. " I t has been quite a long while since I last let you know where I was. Since then I've been many places and seen many things. I left home a f t e r g r a d u a t i n g f r o m Midshipman's school in J u l y and since then I've traveled approximately 10,000 miles. In a way it has been fun — sometimes — and sort of educational, too, I suppose. But anytime they say I can go back home, I'm ready!! "I'd like to tell you more specifically where I've been and what I've been doing. In case you're interested there is an article on L. C. S. gunboats (we are proud to be one) in Collier's for November 11. 1 haven't seen it myself so I don't know what it is except t h a t it tells a lot about us that has been secret up to now." News from the Marines! Russ De Vette, Dick Higgs, and Bill Draper are in Officers' Training School at Quantico, Virginia. Well, G. I.'s t h a n k s for all the letters you have been sending; we hope to hear more of your activities in the future. A Merry Christmas to you wherever you are. And as one of our Ensigns so emphatically expressed it — although at times it is tough; we can't be downhearted; we're on the winning team! ^ o u r obedient correspondent. Aunt Penelope.

"If we a r e to be leaders in the world of tomorrow, certainly we are going to have to know how to c a r r y on the functions of a democratic f o r m of government. But, if the present trend is allowed to continue to hold its sway, we will be turned loose with a B. A. or B. S. degree — and t h a t ' s all. Yes, we'll know w h a t the book said . . . but book learning is not enough. We must p u t it into practice! Students m u s t be given t h a t opportunity — the opportunity to live in a democracy, even on a college campus. Students need more voice in the affairs of the college — a f t e r all, the students make up the g r e a t e r p a r t of it. Democracyg u a r a n t e e s the r i g h t of m a j o r i t y , but the tendency is t h a t dictatorship may be creeping in. The minority must not be allowed to rule. "Most of us a r e practically adults. Certainly, we should have enough sense to take on some definite responsibility in student affairs and government on this campus. Some day soon, we'll be doing that in our world of tomorrow. Let's get our t r a i n i n g in it now! The f u t u r e of democratic America h a n g s in the balance. "When will we grow u p ? " —A. C. P.

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national problems of race, class, and labor relations. Also at the Y meeting were Harold Kuebler, Regional Secretary* of Y and Cliff Drury, S t a t e Secretary of the Michigan Collegiate Y. Bill Brandli directed the singing with Dick Vriesman at the piano. Connie Crawford led devotions and Frieda Grote sang "O Holy N i g h t " accompanied by Betty Van Lente. Dick Hine introduced Mr. Thompson.

Why Can't Wc Govern Elsewhere in this issue is an excerpt taken from "The Wildcat" school paper at Louisiana College advocating greater student participation in the affairs of the college. This seems to be one of the most effective methods of grooming "better citizens." Our Student Council should l)e the most powerful organization on this Campus. It should form all rules for student conduct. It should meet with the faculty, at least once a month in order to discuss or formulate decisions where problems directly affecting campus life are concerned. Certainly in a college operating basically on Christian principles, when the majority of the student body lives according to a moral code, greater student participation in campus government would allow the student to learn how to live collectively but without subjecting his individual personality in society. When we were sent to college our parents expected us to learn how to live besides being taught. What better way can this be done than by experience?

Twas Just Afore Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Here I am again bursting with news just as Santa's bag is bursting with g i f t s for you. Speaking of Santa Claus it seems t h a t Prof. De Graaf is worried about what the dorm girls are going to do to him at the Dorm Christmas party. Cheer up. Prof, the girls really don't bite.

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Certainly training in student affairs in a college such as days. Hope would enable the student to live in the greater world Romance in full bloom — Betty with assurance and conviction; the assurance t h a t his ChrisFuller looks starry-eyed lately. tian convictions are applicable to practical living.

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By Edna May Richards As potential tax-payers, here is something of interest — also to those who already pay and pay!! Secretary Morgenthau is looking for an expert to work out postwar tax plans, which will require considerable study and adjustment. Anyone eligible? Authoritative estimates say t h a t China's iron and steel production is only 20 per cent of capacity, and many items on which the Chinese were once self-sufficient are not being produced at all. Instead, Chungking is reported to be depending on Lend-Lease material transported over the hump. The Army and Navy are insisting on their full quota of chicken because of its morale value. Reports from the f r o n t s , hospitals, and from recuperation stations show t h a t , besides furnishing the best bread from field rations, fried chicken really brings happy thoughts of home and family to G. I. Joe. Recent heavy U. S. bombing of the oil refinery at Misburg, near Hanover, throws a light on Germany's dwindling oil supply. Prior to the attacks, the Misburg refinery was t h e largest still active in G e r m a n y ; it's output was some 4,000 barrels a day. This is about t h e capacity of the average small refinery in the United States. A surprising number of U. S. soldiers plan to return to Australia and e n t e r business a f t e r the war. The Australian Goverment hopes to make it easy f o r them by waiving immigration requirements f o r Americans who have honorable discharge papers f r o m the United S t a t e s Army. It seems t h e E a s t e r n e r s will be lacking more g a s . The w a r in Europe is again causing a heavy draw on E a s t Coast oil stocks; so heavy, in f a c t , t h a t calculations of the Petroleum Administration f o r W a r have been upset.

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Participation in many organizations of the campus is Then there's the matter of what merely time-consuming. Only in an organization where actual girl is taking what man to her self-government occurs can the student fully develop himself. Sorority p a r t y . The men on the

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Couldn't be Harry's visit and the ring he left on your, finger, could it Betty? Marie Jenkins is another of these lucky furlough-blessed girls. J e f f ' s pin looks snazzy on your sweaters and blouses, Marie.

Elaine Mensinger will be floating around in the clouds for the next two weeks. The reason? Del's home, of course. Mary Lou Hemmes has been enjoying one of Harvey's short leaves lately. Romance in the bud — Joyce De Wolf and Walt Krings seem to have found a lot in common in the last couple of weeks. Enough to supply mutual conversation ( ?) f o r the t r i p home, huh kids? The living rooms of the dorms have taken on an atmosphere of Christmas festivity. Everyone "ohs" and " a h s " at the sight of our Christmas trees. Latest reports f r o m John Hains Debate classes are to the effect t h a t Mr. Hains has been giving advice

to the girls about the r i g h t way to catch a man. Nice going! Tom Bosloper finds several of the town girls keep his "knees knockin' and his toes rockin'." Namely, Joyce Van Oss, Elaine Prins, and Mary Lou De Fouw. The Christmas spirit is all around us, even to the extent of the dorms being serenaded every Friday night. We love it except for Mrs. Kay, who always worries t h a t we'll wake Dr. Wichers with our enthusiasm. Mickey Felten is soon going to publish a book entitled. Demerit Notes from Miss Noulen. Campuses really cramp Ronnie Finlaw's style. The only thing she can do is eat, and now she can't even do t h a t cuz her figer is simply going to "rack and ruin." And Rove is complaining t h a t while some kids have not time to get presents or others have no money for shopping — she can't even look around. Guess she has a campus. The good old Bronx cheer to those sem studes who came to the Koffee Kletz and demanded t h a t women r e t u r n to the home. Who's running Hope better t h a n ever before ? Prof. Van Saun and class really had a laugh when Dick Hine walked in Ethics class and the transom slammed down behind him. Well, a t this point I'm hearing more bells than Christmas ones, so I guess I'll toss a coin and see whether I finish my Bible term paper, do some last minute Christmas shopping or s t a r t to pack. Deliver me! Merry Christmas and a hap-haphappy New Year. Whoozit.

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Not a person was studying, not even a f i ^ f The dorm girls were counting the hour^ and days; There was talk of sorority parties and 'plays; The chimes in the chapel were ringing once more "O Holy Night," "Come Let Us Adore . . . . " Each prof was planning a real stiff exam. Each student was reluctantly s t a r t i n g to cram. The girls were all dressed with the g r e a t e s t of care Bells on their shoes, bows in their h a i r ; The boys were all happy and r a r i n ' to go. And the general cry w a s "let there be snow." Bilkerts and Timmy, and Anne Vander J a g h t Had settled themselves most comfortably back. Marie and Jeff were walking together Their conversation w a s f a r f r o m the weather. Ellison and Finlaw walked 'round the block While Pinx knit furiously to finish h e r sock. Brandli and Ter Beek with no place to go. Were looking f o r places to h a n g mistletoe. Miss Gibbs in the library had a full house; Her assistants kept everybody still as a mouse. When out on the campus there arose such a clatter All sprang to their feet to see what was the m a t t e r . The Student Council adjourned their meeting. To see who or what was taking a beating. The girls from Van Vleck came on the run Happy and ready to join in the f u n . The band was there and played in the t h r o n g Spirits rose when they played the Hope Song. The crowd moved along to Carnegie Gym Where a jingling of bells was heard f r o m within; The doors were thrown open by Sant a himself We found him, of course, a quick jolly old elf; But when one of his pillows fell f r o m his vest. We saw t h a t it was Prof. Les Kuipers a t his best. He laughed and he joked and he played on his lyre And called f o r some carols led by the choir. Amid Christmas atmosphere and soft candlelight Myra Brouwer s a n g " 0 Holy Night." Prof. Vander Borgh and Prof. McLean Were enjoying themselves ' t w a s plainly seen; Queen Mary came and the orchestra, too. No one was bored, t h e r e was so much to do. Mensinger and Staver took pictures galore. When they r a n out of films, t h e y w e n t a f t e r some more. Joldy and Gysbers w e r e back f r o m a spree And very industriously t r i m m i n g the t r e e . But above all the noise you could plainly hear, " M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S TO A L L A N D A H A P P Y NEW Y E A R . " — Rose O'Day.

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was in charge of Shirley Lemmen whose theme was "Shoes." Devotions were lead by Laura Johnson who stressed the importance of doing our best no m a t t e r how small our position in life. Phyllis Haskin and Harlene Schutmaat

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inspiring renditions of The Love Nest and When Day is Done on their violins. " A New Shine," a serious paper by Helga Sawitsky gave food f o r t h o u g h t : Make God our master all the time not just f o r a month

a f t e r making New

Year's resolutions. W h a t is a pair of t>hoes without " P o l i s h ? " Marian TerBorg brightened everyone with "Tschaikovski's Piano Concerto in B Minor, Oh, What a Beautiful Morning, and many popular songs. A f t e r a good polish there's nothing like "Scuffing 'em u p " with Mike Kleis's illuminating humor. The meeting ended with the critic's report by Rose O'Day. At the business meeting on December 15, election of officers was held; the new officers are President, Happy Maatman; Vice President, Shirley Lemmen; Secretary, Phyllis Haskin; Treasurer, Spike Sawitsky. Vera Pennings was elected Pan-Hellenic Representative. The Christmas program was in charge of Anne Van Den-eer, whose theme was "Christmas Music." It Came Upon a Midnight Clear set the stage for devotions lead by Arleen Eilander. Libby Romaine was in charge of an impressive nativity pageant, by candlelight. In keeping with the spiritual and joyfulness of the season Marian Ter Borg lead the Sibs in carolling. Anne Van Derveer's serious paper revealed what Christmas means to children and what Christmas means to us as Christians. Therefore do not f o r g e t the real significance of Jesus' birthday. Edna Mae Van Tatenhove expressed each Sib's sentiments in "HI Be Home for Christmas." Christmas isn't Christmas without the laments of a last minute shopper without money. Louise Rove said t h a t she knew it from experience. The critic f o r the evening was Jackie Granert. The meeting dispersed with the singing of Sib songs and sucking peppermint candy canes.

The feature event of the Decern

It doesn't seem possible t h a t to- a t Abbott's Soda Bar — f u n wasn't her 8 meeting was the dedication day is another December 25th, only i t ? Remember our family picnics The Thesaurians held their an"Merry Christmas to all and to of our Tri Alph Pins. The cere- 1944 instead of 1943. I can still a t Willow's Creek t h a t s u m m e r ! nua Christmas party a f t e r a short all a goodnight" was the r e f r a i n of mony was performed amid the remember a year ago today as We used to take Winston Churchill business meeting Friday evening. the Freshmen pledges as they fin- amber glow of stately candles by though it were only yesterday. (shortened to "Winch") along. He'd Sarah Jack opened the program by ished their skit of the "Christmas Charter President Steele of WestWe were both seniors in High practically go wild. I think he w a s reading the Christmas Story from Spirit ." Pinks Mulder read " G i f t e m Seminary and President Hine. School and the war was the f a r - a nature-lover a t h e a r t and should Luke. "Oh Holy N i g h t " was then of the Magi," 0 . Henry's short These black onyx gold trimmed therest thing from our minds You have been a botanist. came into the house Christmas story of Christmas love and giving. Late in August your call come sung by Ruth Ann Poppen. The pins engraved with the Tri Alpha morning with such a devilish grin and you l e f t f o r the Air Corps and Then in keeping with the ChristChristmas Spirit was then repremas theme, Arie Voorhorst lead cross were presented to sixteen of on your face and before I could California. I haven't forgotten sented by a paper read by Claire devotions by reading the Christmas the former members in the pres- even say "Hello" you reached in- what a shock it was to m e to see Peterson. The group joined in story, and Alma Vander Hill ence of the entire f r a t e r n i t y . Wal- side your coat and handed me a you go. The war hadn't meant little black bundle of f u r . I had to much to me before and all of a singing Christmas carols led by played a piano solo. ter Krings presented a fitting and look twice before I recognized it as sudden it had become so unbearMary Lois De Fouw read a timely serious paper on the sigMargaret White, accompanied by a cocker spaniel pup. He was just ably real. "Winch" and I saw you " p a p e r " about the Belated Christ- nificance of the design, and t h a t Ellene Bosland. a handful and so warm. He had a off a t the train and I saw t h a t mas card, supplying the humor of they should be cherished to the A little, freckled-faced boy, Marcard attached to a big red ribbon extra lick he gave you. I do bethe evening. Carol Meppelink lead utmost. During our business meetion Dame, told the Thetas how to in singing Christmas carols one of ing plans were formulated for win- around his neck and all it said was, lieve he was a sentimentalist, too. Indian Summer wasn't quite the act " J e s t Before Christmas." A the features of the singing being ter sports, particularly basketball, "Love me, love my dog." Of course I loved the dog. I was mad about same, but worst of all "Winch" impromptu duets by several talentand a Tri Alpha party. quartet; Martha Van Saun, J a n e t it — silly! We named him Win- 1 was killed. It was dark and the ed ( ? ) members. Huizenga, Adeline Sybesma, Ann The meeting of December 15, ston Churchill, remember, because driver didn't see him. He was the was opened with prayer by Tim he was so definitely unimposing most adorable dog t h a t ever lived, Fikse, very picturesquely rendered S0R0S1S Harrison and followed by a short and un-English looking. Why, he and it seemed as though a con" U p On the Housetops'' accomThe Sorosis Christmas program song service led by John Mooi. A was even afraid of the goldfish — necting link between you and me panied by Nellie Mae Ritsema. The was in charge of Lois Hospers Friserious paper entitled "Christmas" then! " had been taken away. exasperated mother, Edna Mae day night, December 15. She was superbly presented by Earl That was four months ago and Like "Topsy" he just grew. Richards, read to her naughty chil- opened the program by reading Kragt. Wm. Gee came up with a today is December 25th, 1944. No Finally his ears fit him and he bedren wno would not go to bed. Lois the Christmas story from the Bible humor paper and the good brothers doorbell or devilish grin this year, gan to look normal. We even followed by a short carol-sing. questioned which he had the ftost but I'm just as happy and it aland Jean Meulendyke. The story Anne Vander J a g t explained the of — paper or h u m o r ? Wilbur taught him how to play "dead dog," most seems as though you were — "A Visit from Saint Nicholas." origin of St. Nicholas in a few Brandli reported t h a t plans were but he always cheated — he kept here grinning a t me, squeezing At the proper moment Saint Nick well chosen words — (see Encyclo- well under way f o r a grand and his eyes open. I think you were your present so tight. This cocker's appeared in the form of Lynn pedia Britannica top of p. 357 to glorious formal party to be held in always his favorite admirer betail doesn't wag, nor does he romp, Lundberg. who burst from the firebottom of p. 357). Nice work, the near future. The remaining cause his tail went on the double lick or bark, but he's black and place and distributed gifts. The Anne. Elaine Bielefeld Raymond business consisted of electing a when you were around. He had to soft and beautiful and best of all sorority adjourned to the home of Graham Swing gave a "Listener's Secretary-Treasurer, in the place pretend to love me anyway. I was he has a card attached and a wide Ethelyn Van Leeuwen for refreshDigest" of international news with of our esteemed brother, Adrian the only one who ever fed him. red ribbon around his neck saying, ments. A f t e r graduation we both worked "Love me, love my dog." a dash of Walter Winchell on the Bos who was called into the service local flashes. All very interesting of his country. The election reDORIAN and complete — when are you go- turns showed Harold Des Autels to The Christmas Spirit p e n a d e d ing to run your column in the be the new Secretary-Treasurer. P. and M. the Dorian meeting of December Anchor, Elaine? The Man With a 15. The candle-lit room decorated Voice, Sinatra Harrison, charmed Continues from j.aKe 1.) Thm Tailor with ribbon and evergreen lent it- the sorority with two songs at the lations" of making scenery. conclusion of which I heard a 191/2 W t i f 8th S W self as a background while Evelyn ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR Pallette and Masque is preparing wistful voice behind me sigh, "Why Shiffner read the ever-new Christ- does he have to have e v e r y t h i n g ? " a one-act play, "Getting Pinned" HOPE COLLEGE STUDENTS mas story of the birth of the Xow that's a sixty-four dollar quesHolland State Bank BIdg. which will be given to the student Christ-child. In her own beautiful tion to be answered in next week's manner Frieda Grote sang, " 0 , epistle. Rosanna Atkins, blessed body next year. They also have Holy Night." Alice Laughlin then with originality and talent, disprepared a missionary play, "Two read "Let us Keep Christmas," a played her poetic ability in a poem Masters" to be given in the Holpoem which stated that everyone "What Sigma Sigmites Will Find can be happy at Christmas, no in Their Stockings." Well done, land Third Reformed and the Zeematter how heavy their cares may "Emerson," but I like what you'll land First Reformed Church. R I CI b I f RE 0 seem. Phyllis Vos read a paper find in your stocking best. In conemphasizing the fact that peace on clusion vocal cords were exercised earth should be a reality instead of by all singing the Sigma Sigma merely being the hope that it is songs. Here's to a Happy New today. mm Year everyone and "I'll Be Seeing JEWELER Dorians all joined in singing the You" — in '45. I imagine 'I Saw Dorian song. Following the critic's You" will be the rage song then. DELPHI

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Girl's Sports .

Now that the intercollegiate football games are history, "Team of the Y e a r " and other such titles are ripe in t h e sporting world. The Associated Press Poll gives the "Team of the Y e a r " spot to Army, the first unofficial national title it has ever received. Army replaces Notre Dame, who received the title last year. The John Heisman memorial trophy for the outstanding football player of the 1944 season goes to Ohio S t a t e ' s outstanding backfield man, Les Horvath. A split in the ballots for several of the Army and Navy s t a r s resulted in his being named. He is also a member of the all Big Ten and the United Press all American teams. News to golfing f a n s ! Byron Nelson again won the San F r a n cisco open golf tournament, making Ferrier by 281-282 on the 72-hole it two in a row. He nosed ouf Sgt. event. The victory boosts Nelson's total of bonds this year to $43,000. A few days later Ferrier came back and defeated McSpaden to win the Oakland open tournament and $1600 in war bonds by a score of 277-278. Bright spot in the outlook for baseball next year comes from the minor leagues. In their third war season, they appear to be more expansion-minded than survival. There is a possibility of four addi-

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tional leagues that will s t a r t next year. Buddy Bomar, the new national bowling champ, received the title by toppling 13,171 pins in the bowling tourney f o r an average of slightly less than 206 pins per game. There's your goal, Hopeites; let's see what you can do. The position vacated by the death of Judge Landis, the commissioner of baseball, is temporarily filled by a three-man advisory council composed of Ford Frick, National league president; Will Harridge, American league president; and Leslie M. O'Connor, secretary of the late Judge Landis. A poll showed that a m a j o r i t y of the club owners were in f a v o r of one-man rule. They are already looking around for a new commissioner whose powers will be more limited than were those of Landis. Hats off d e p a r t m e n t : To the late J u d g e Landis. He joined other illustrious baseball men such as John McGraw and Connie Mack when he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. To Michigan's F r i t z Crisler who was picked the coach of the year. Michigan had j u s t average players; and in midseason when two key players were t r a n s f e r r e d by the Navy, Crisler patched up his team t h a t continued to win and finished second only to Ohio.

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By Millie T w a s the week before Christmas when all through the school, every creature was stirring — not studying! Vacation seemed a long way off in the dim, dark, distant f u t u r e , but here it is already. Maybe the calendar is on an accelerated prog r a m ! To get on the sports' beam, \«'e peek in Carnegie gym on a Tuesday night a f t e r Y. Did you know that the weaker but stronger sex is playing honest-to-goodness boy's basketball ? The rougher — ihe better! " J a c k " knocks himself out laughing at the dribblers. Fleet-foot Demian and sure-shot Hains are coming into the limelight — not mentioning the kill 'em guard, Timmerman. Basketball will be in full swing again in '45, so come out gals. Shame, shame, double shame seniors — there are only two seniors out for basketball. We need you — and you need the exercise. Bowling is the next "red letter" event on the W.A.A. calendar. Viv Dykema and Pat Haskins are making the necesbaiy a r r a n g e m e n t s . Watch for the announcements concerning the time, date, and price. W. A A. is also sponsoring a "variety hour" on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 o'clock to 4 o'clock. Its free, so let's show our ruddy faces and enjoy badminton, ping-pong, exercises or anything else you can think of to do. Several campus-classy lassies meet with " J a c k " on Thursday nights to discuss gym methods and theory. Is it as much of a mental strain as English methods or ! s u r v e y ? Impossible! " J a c k " is going to have a foul shooting contest, and the winner will get — it's a secret! Practice up gals — the prize is worth winning. Such is Ihe latest dope on energizing aci tivities. Have a wonderful vacation, and I'll be back in '45 turn: ing over a new leaf — of sports : chatter! !

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All f o r m s of hazing involving mental or physical torture, including paddling, will be banned officially and absolutely by all colleges and universities throughout the country and offenders, both individuals and organizations, disciplined if the request of the National I n t e r f r a t e m i t y conference is followed. A resolution declaring such forms of hazing a menace to the welfare of educational institutions and the various organizations which a r e a p a r t of the institutions, as well as to individual students, was passed unanimously at the 3f)th annual meeting of the National I n t e r f r a t e m i t y conference, held in New York City, November 24-25. While such f o r m s of hazing have been condemned in earlier sessions, this is the first definite request made for action by the administrative officers of educational institutions. For years the National I n t e r f r a t e m i t y conference and its 60 member f r a t e r n i t i e s have tried through educational means to eliminate .questionable hazing practices among the 2,422 undergraduate chapters of the 200 f r a t e m i t y campuses in this country. In placing the responsibility for prohibition and enforcement upon the local administrative officers, f r a t e m i t y leaders hope t h a t the problem will be solved. — A. C. P.

things. We walk across the snow- deer, sticks his head out and says covereJ campus and watch soft "Merry C h r i s t m a s . " But t h a t ain't flakes settle on the sleeves of our all. Inside is the rest of Bugs — no I'm not kidding, just ask Milly. coats. From the chapel come the Mrs. Kay's door is one of the sweet voices of the choir practicing brightest of all. Her large poin" 0 Holy Night " And in the dorms r e t t a s and pine cones a r e topped — oh that's where Christmas real- with the biggest red bow, ever. ly is! Van Vleck jingles right from the Jan Bogart has Voorhees living s t a r t , because behind those bells room all decorated with a caroling are real ones t h a t ring every time scene of guilded figures and t r e e s someone opens the door. Everyone on the mirror. Loin Van Wyk and helped decorate the tree which f e a t u r e s t r a n s p a r e n t balls in all Mary Alice Van Dyke did the honcolors and angels hair. ors (.n the t r e e this year. UpU p s t a i r s somebody's radio is stairs. each door, each room has its playing White Christmas, and from definitely different bit of cheer. various doors girls are joining in. Marion Smallegan and Polly Naas Harriet Hains and Betty Timmer have put their Christmas cards on decorated their room with twisted the door. Willy 'n' Marcia have cut red and green crepe paper hung out little angels and Merry Christ- with tinsel and draped across the mas in gold to put on their black- ceiling, from corner to corner of board. Ha de Graaf and Eleanor the room. In the window sill they N u b b y Knits. Sweaters Rubingh find beauty in the simplic- have a small tree with presents and Wool Dresses ity of a large pine bough on their under it. Lois Hospers and Lois door, while Elsie Parsons and Dot Meulendyke f e a t u r e red bells and Atkins start with a huge white bell, pine on their door with two bulgEast 8th Street topped with a green bow and a ing stockings underneath. H a s piece of pine, and add Christmas Santa been there already girls? greeting at t h e bottom. Marion Reus. Elaine Meussen Spike and Stegy have s t r u n g siland Veda Mae Efird and Jean De ver letters to say Merry ChriHtmas Ruiter have trees in their rooms. across their transom. Velma Gle Veda and J e a n have candy sticks wen has Christmas seals — deer AT T H E with green ribbons in each window. and angels and poinsettas. Ruth Es Bogart bought 72 cents worth Kip and Alice Laughlin have postof candy canes to take home and ered their door with a red poindropped the bag. She broke everysetta holding silver candles on a background of red with silver stars. one, much to the delight of the Headquarters for.... Edna Mae Richards seems to Bilkerts who bought all the pieces have the popular vote of the most and ate them. Phyl Barense and ROBLEE, AIR-STEP original and effective idea. She has Freddy have their window seat decAND BUSTER BROWN a '.ittle box fixed up like a stage orated in green and white with red with four candle-carolers and a and green candles in a log holder, SHOES little Christmas tree under a dark some Christmas balls, scattered in angel hair. sky with one star on high. Pine boughs complete the stage. There may be a war waging all Marge Van Vranken and Marion around us; there may be a number SHOE STORE Mastenbrook can sing Santa Claus of things to make us forget ChristIs Coming To Town and mean it, mas, but I still don't think it's even when they display the big Sant a half way possible. W h y ? Because and his pack on their door They there are too many things to make added some cotton snow on a red us remember Christmas and all it background. Claire Peterson and means. In the immortal words of Betty Fuller send their greetings in Tiny Tim, "Bless us, one and all"; No. 6 East 8th S t the form of a white paper lace and in the fast-becoming-immortal Hollanct Mich. angel on purple background. Across words of Bing Crosby, "May your the hall, Joyce Sibley and Ginny days be merry and bright, and may Hemmes display a s t a r in silver all your Christmases be white."

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